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by Paul on 02/15/12 at 08:22 PM ET
from Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal,
(Barry) Trotz is one of just four coaches in expansion-team history to have a record better than .500. (His all-time points percentage is .534.) Tom Coughlin, who coached the Jacksonville Jaguars for their first eight years, is his closest competitor, going 68-60 (.531) and twice reaching the conference-title game.
Because expansion teams usually struggle at first, their initial coaches typically don’t last long. More than 79% were dumped within their first four seasons. Trotz, who is in his 13th, is the only one to last a full decade.
thanks to a KK member for the pointer
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